The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) flagship will organize a huge event in Morocco, to take place in Marrakesh between October 12-16th under the theme “Innovative financing for Africa’s transformation“.
The event is set to gather over 700 delegates including Heads of Government, policy makers, business leaders, experts, and thought leaders from the Continent and across the world.
Confirmed special guests include Mr. Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of UNECA, HE Alassane Ouattara, President of Ivory Coast, and HE Macky Sall, President of Senegal.
According to a communiqué from the Forum’s organization committee, the event “will focus on issues related to innovative financing for Africa’s transformation.”
The event will be held for the very first time, “outside Addis Ababa where the ECA is headquartered,” especially due to “Morocco’s stable political environment, favourable geographic position, sufficiently development infrastructure of services,” which made the country ” a key centre for business development in Africa and makes an ideal host.”
The Forum discussion panels will focus on five thematic areas:
* Domestic resource mobilisation
* Illicit financial flows
* Private equity
* New forms of partnership
* Issues in climate financing
The Forum is convened in collaboration with the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank and other key partners with a view to establishing an African-driven development agenda that reflects consensus and leads to specific programmes for implementation.
This year’s theme is Innovative Financing for Africa’s Transformation, focusing on the below topics:
(a) Domestic resource mobilization;
(b) Illicit financial flows;
(c) Private equity;
(d) New forms of partnerships;
(e) Issues in climate financing.
The Moroccan Times.